WSU and DPTV team up to revive Midtown's historic WXYZ TV studio...
CBS Detroit, Ann Arbor.com, 3/27/11; Centredaily.com, Hollywood Industry, Sacramento Bee, Detroit Free Press, WWJ-AM, 3/26/11
"Wayne State University and Detroit Public TV launch new Midtown studio"
Wayne State University and Detroit Public Television (DPTV), WTVS Channel 56, on Friday announced the launch of a new Midtown Detroit studio at 5057 Woodward Ave. The studio is located in the landmark Maccabees Building, owned by Wayne State. The studio was once home to WXYZ-TV Channel 7 and the official birthplace of the iconic "Soupy Sales Show." "This WSU–DPTV studio collaboration creates an opportunity for us to bring TV production back to Midtown," said Matthew Seeger, interim dean of the Wayne State College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts. "In addition to revitalizing the historic relationship that existed between Wayne State and WTVS through the late 1970s, the new studio will serve as a training ground for our media arts students, many of whom plan to stay in Michigan after graduation and become part of the state's growing TV and film industry."
Detroit Free Press, 3/21/11; Model D Media, 3/22/11
"Detroit Public TV to return to city"
Five years after leaving Detroit for Wixom, Detroit Public Television returns to the city with a new satellite studio at Wayne State. The studio is housed in WSU’s Maccabees Building at Woodward and Putnam in space that once housed WXYZ-TV and the Soupy Sales Show. WSU and DPTV kick off their renewed relationship with a live taping of Leaders on Leadership at the new studio on Friday, which will feature WSU President Allan Gilmour.
Crain’s Detroit Business, 3/20/11
"Public TV starts Midtown studio, revives WSU relationship"
by Sherri Welch
Five years after leaving Detroit for Wixom, Detroit Public Television is returning to the city with a new satellite studio at Wayne State University’s historic Maccabees Building. Detroit Public Television and WSU plan to move taping of "Leaders on Leadership" to the new studio on Friday with a live taping featuring Wayne State President Allan Gilmour. The show is hosted by Larry Fobes, director of the WSU School of Business Administration's Institute for Organizational and Industrial Competitiveness. “With its return to Detroit, DPTV is revitalizing its historic relationship with WSU, providing educational and internship opportunities for the university's media arts students, including access to state-of-the-art digital equipment, the high-definition truck and expanded co-production of DPTV's local public affairs shows such as Am I Right and American Black Journal, said Matthew Seeger, interim dean of the College of Fine, Performing and Communication Arts.